Boulder Theater Naropa Institute reading.
A reading at the Boulder Theater by Clark Coolidge and Robert Creeley with introductions by Bobbie Louise Hawkins and Anselm Hollo. The readings include Coolidge's "City in Regard" and Creeley's "So There," "O Max," "Life," "Helsinki Window," "The Seasons" and "Body." (Continues on 91p071.)
March 31, 2005
Dear lovers of the word,
This great and fine man's passing is tender reminder that our time here is finite, and infinitely precious.
We offer you a Creeley reading from one of the many times he graced Naropa's students with his vision and with his voice.
Creeley begins at 32 minutes in.
May 21, 1926 - March 30, 2005
American poet Robert Creeley passed away this morning at 6:15 am in
Odessa, Texas, where he was fulfilling a Residency at the Lannan
Foundation. (Mr Creeley was a recipient of the Lannan Foundation
Lifetime Achievement Award.) His wife of twenty-eight years,
Penelope, and son Will and daughter Hannah were at his side. The
cause of death was complications from respiratory disease. Mr.
Creeley was seventy-eight years old.
I had wanted a quiet testament
and I had wanted, among other things,
That was to be
of a like monotony.
Simply. Very very quiet.
A murmur of some lost
thrush, though I have never seen one.
Which was you then. Sitting
and so, at peace, so very much now this same quiet.
And of you the sign now, surely, of a gross
(which is not reluctant, or if it is,
it is no longer important.
Which one sings, if he sings it,